Craftsman 917.273500 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
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LAWN TRACTOR
16.5 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
Automatic Transmission
Model No.
917.273500
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This product has a low emission engine which operates
differently from previously built engines. Before you start the
engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual.
IMPORTANT:
For answers to your questions
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
about this product, Call:
operating this equipment.
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
1-800-659-5917
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates,
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
IL 60179 U.S.A
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Warranty ................................................
2
Safety Rules ..........................................
3
Product Specifications ........................... 6
Assembly/P re-Operation ....................... 8
Operation .............................................
11
Maintenance .......................................
18
Maintenance Schedule ........................ 18
Service and Adjustments ..................... 23
Storage ................................................
28
Troubleshooting ...................................
29
Repair Parts .........................................
34
Sears Service ........................ Back Cover
LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual,
Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in
material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below. Sears will
also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years. During
the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your
home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below). For your convenience, IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This warranty applies only while this product is within
the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to
blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
• Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups.
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over-speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper
grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris,
or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the
owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date.
• Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery
will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. During the first 30
days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After
the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which
vary, from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious
injury or death.
• Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do
not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate
their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves and
others from serious injury.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
_WARNING:
In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
,_WARNING:
Do not coast down a hill
in neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
A(_WARNING: Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply
with specifications of the manufacturer of
your tractor. Use common sense when
towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground
and cause you to lose control of your
tractor.
_WARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
A(_WARNING: Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
I. GENERAL
OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine
before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
II. SLOPE
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution. If you cannot back
up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do
not mow it.
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DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.
Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable and
vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
- Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs with
the engine running.
• Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Do notmow near drop-offs, ditches,
or embankments. The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do notuse grass catcher on steep
slopes.
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Neverassume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
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• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse and
back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not
across.
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PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
i Gasoline
i Capacity
and Type:
4.0 Gallons
Unleaded
Regular
i Oil Type
i (API-SF-SJ):
Oil Capacity:
SAE 10W30 (Above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (Below 32 F)
W/Filter 1.11 Quarts
W/O Filter .95 Quarts
Spark Plug:
(GAP: .030")
i Ground Speed
(MPH):
Tire Pressure:
NGK BPRhES
Charging
System:
Battery:
Blade Bolt
Torque:
In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states
may have similar laws. Federal laws apply
on federal lands. A spark arrester for the
muffler is available through your nearest
Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
REPAIR PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
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designed and manufactured for years of
dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to
time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and
aggravation.
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• Product replacement if your covered
product can't be fixed.
• Discount of 10% from regular price of
service and service-related parts not
covered by the agreement; also, 10%
off regular price of preventive maintenance check.
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Forward:
5.5
Reverse:
2.4
Front: 14 PSI
Rear: 10 PSI
15 Amps @ 3600 RPM
Amp/Hr:
35
Min. CCA:
280
Case Size: UIR
27-35
Ft. Lbs.
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
° Read and observe the safety rules.
° Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under"Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
,_WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or
grass-covered land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained in effective working
order by the operator.
SEARS
INSTALLATION
SERVICE
For Sears professiona/ installation of home
appliances, garage door openers, water
heaters, and other major home items, in
the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®
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Steering
Wheel
Steering
Sleeve
©
Steering
Wheel
Adapter
@
(1) Locknut
Steering
Extension
Shaft
(1) Hex Bolt
1/4-28 x 1-1/4
1/4-28
(1) Large Flat
Washer
Steering
Wheel
(1) Locknut
1/2-20
Insert
f
o
o
o
o
o
Seat
\
(4) Adjusting
(_
(1) Washer _'_
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 @
Gauge
Keys
Bar
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(4) Locknut
3/8-16
(4) Wheels
(1) Knob
Video Cassette
(4) Clevis
(4) Washers
3/8 x 3/4 x 14
(2) Keys
Ga.
(4)
Slope Sheet
(1) Oil Drain Tube
For Future Use
(4) Shoulder
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Pins
Retainer,Springs
Bolt
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor
all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools
as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 3/4"wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 7/16" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).
Steering
Wheel
.Tabs
TO REMOVE TRACTOR
FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from carton.
2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts or
cartons and remove.
Extension
1/4 Hex
Slots
BEFORE
REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 1/4
hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 10-12 ft. Ibs torque.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
INSTALL
STEERING
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CHECK BATTERY
1. Lift hood to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions).
WHEEL
3. Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
6. Assemble large flat washer, 1/2 hex
nut and tighten securely.
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Label
INSTALL SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
1. Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
3. Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolts are positioned over the
large slotted holes in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder
bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear
of tractor.
5. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
6. Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
Seat
3. Place freewheel control in disengaged
position to disengage transmission
(See "TO TRANSPORT' in the Operation section of this manual).
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
5. Remove banding holding the deflector
shield up against tractor.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation
section for location and
function of controls)
,_WARNING:
Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the
Operation section of this manual. Be sure
tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure
the area in front of tractor is clear of other
people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
3. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position (see "TO
TRANSPORT" in Operation section of
this manual).
4. Sit on seat in operating position, depress brake pedal and set the parking
brake.
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
6. Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
7. Release parking brake.
8. Slowly depress forward drive pedal and
drive tractor off skid.
9. Apply brake to stop tractor and set
parking brake.
10.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
ASSEMBLE
GAUGE WHEELS TO
MOWER DECK
Seat Pan
Shoulder
Bolts
Flat Washer
Adj
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLL TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation
section
for location
and
function
of controls)
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
brake pedal.
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The gauge wheels are designed to keep
the mower deck in proper position when
operating mower. Be sure they are properly adjusted to ensure optimum mower
performance.
1. Slide gauge wheel bar down into
bracket channel, Be sure that gauge
wheel bar aligning holes are on top.
Assemble gauge wheels as shown
using shoulder bolts, 3/8 washers and
3/8-16 center Iocknuts and tighten
securely.
2. Adjust gauge wheels before operating mower. See "TO ADJUST GAUGE
WHEELS" in the Operation section of
this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER
OF ALL BELTS
POSITION
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts
in the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual. Verify that the belts are
routed correctly.
INSTALL
MULCHER
PLATE
(If previously
removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
3. Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
Deflector
_
_
Mulcher
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly
adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual.
v"CHECKLIST
Before you operate your new tractor, we
wish to assure that you receive the best
performance and satisfaction from this
quality product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/ All assembly instructions have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery is properly prepared and
charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
,/Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel
control is in "transmission engaged"
position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in the
Operation section of this manual).
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
,/Engine oil is at proper level.
,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline.
,/Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
,/It is important to purge the transmission
before operating your tractor for the first
time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO
START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of
10 this manual).
ato°hs
_CAUTION:
Do not remove deflector
shield from mower.
TO CONVERTTO
BAGGING
OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place.Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional grass
catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulching blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
CHECKTIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK
DECK
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual.
These symbols mayappear on your tractor or in literaturesupplied with the product.
Learn and understandtheir meaning.
R
N
REVERSE
H
NEUTRAL
HIGH
Ikl
L
LOW
_
CHOKE
_-_
FAST
SLOW
IGNITION
G-_
=
ENGINE OFF
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
ENGINE ON
OIL PRESSURE
ENGINE
BATTERY
START
PARKING
REVERSE
BRAKE
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
FORWARD
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
MOWER
LIFT
@@@@@
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
==E
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic
Models only)
&
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
&
&
&
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY
SLOPE HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
might result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
KEEP AREA
._.,
HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicatesa hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Light Switch
Position
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ignition
Switch
Lift Lever
Plunger
Attachment
Throttle/Choke
Control
Reverse
B_ke
Pedal
Height
ustment
Indicator
Free Wheel
Control
Parking Brake Lever
Cruise Control Lever
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Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH POSITION -Turns the
headlights on and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks brake
pedal into the brake position.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL - Used
for starting and controlling engine speed.
FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages
transmission for pushing or slowly towing
the tractor with the engine off.
CRUISE CONTROL LEVER - Used to set
forward movement of tractor at desired
speed without holding the forward drive
pedal.
AMMETER
- Indicates charging (+) or
discharging
(-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
BRAKE PEDAL - Used for braking the
tractor and starting the engine.
FORWARD DRIVE PEDAL - Used for forward
movement of tractor.
REVERSE DRIVE PEDAL - Used for reverse
movement of tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH
- Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses
or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments
or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety
mask worn over spectacles.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge and go
dead.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
_CAUTION:
Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving
the operator's position.
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress brake pedal all the way down
and hold.
2. Pull parking brake lever up and release
pressure from brake pedal. Pedal
should remain in brake position. Make
sure parking brake will hold tractor
secu re.
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
Attachment Clutch Lever
Position
Ignition
Throttle/Choke
"Disengaged"
Drive Pedal
B_ke
Pedal
TO MOVE
FORWARD
AND
BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the forward and reverse drive
pedals.
1. Start tractor and release parking brake.
2. Slowly depress forward or reverse
drive pedal to begin movement.
Ground speed increases the further
down the pedal is depressed.
TO USE CRUISE CONTROL
The cruise control feature can be used for
forward travel only.
SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS
The cruise control should only be used
while mowing or transporting on relatively
smooth, straight surfaces. Other conditions
such as trimming at slow speeds may
cause the cruise control to disengage. Do
not use the cruise control on slopes, rough
terrian or while trimmimg or turning.
1. With forward drive pedal depressed to
desired speed, move cruise control lever forward to "SET" position and hold
while lifting your foot off the pedal, then
release the cruise control lever.
Drive
Pedal
ru_se
t Control Lever
Brake
"Disengaged"
Position
Position
"Engaged" Position
STOPPING
MOWER
BLADES
-
• To stop mower blades, move attachment
clutch lever to disengaged position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress brake
pedal all the way down.
IMPORTANT: Forward and reverse drive
pedals return to neutral position when not
depressed.
ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control
to slow position to allow engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
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Retainer
To disengage the cruise control, pull the
lever backward to "OFF" position, or fully
depress the brake pedal.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights
are approximate and may vary depending
upon soil conditions, height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool
season and to over 3 inches during hot
months. For healthier and better looking
lawns, mow often and after moderate
growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass over
6 inches in height should be mowed
twice. Make the first cut relatively high;
the second to desired height.
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS
Clevis
Pin
TO OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control.
_CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground when
mower is at the desired cutting height in
operating position. Gauge wheels then
keep the deck in proper position to help
prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.
NOTE: Be sure tractor is on a flat level
surface.
1. Lower mower and adjust mower to desired cutting height(See "TO ADJUST
MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in this
section of manual).
2. Remove retainer spring and clevis pin
which secure each gauge wheel bar.
3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise
gauge wheels slightly to align holes
in bracket and gauge wheel bar and
insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels should
be slightly off the ground.
4. Replace retainer spring into clevis pin.
5. Be sure all gauge wheels are in the
same setting.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to readjust gauge
wheels if you change the cutting height
of the mower deck.
Attachment
Clutch
"Engaged"
Position
Attachemnt
__,,_ High
,.,? Position
LOW
Position
"Disengaged_
Position
Deflector
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
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_WARNING:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide provided at the back of this manual.
• Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake.
To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and brake pedal.
Slowly depress appropriate drive pedal
to slowest setting.
Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See the
oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck.
Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil
with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to
assure fuel freshness.
When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure to disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in freewheeling position. Freewheel control is located at the
rear drawbar of tractor.
1. Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control.
2. Pull freewheel control out and down
into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
two (2) MPH.
• To re-engage transmission, reverse
above procedure.
Transmission
Transmission
Engaged
_CAUTION:
Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage.
Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of
an engine while in storage.
To avoid engine problems, the fuel system
should be emptied before storage of 30
days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start
the engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions for
additional information.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
TO START ENGINE
Disengaged
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
BEFORE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Be sure freewheel control is in the
transmission engaged position.
2. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress brake pedal and set parking
brake.
3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged
position.
4. Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures below.
STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Unthread and remove oil fill cap/
dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the
dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill
cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap
onto the tube. Remove and read oil
level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL'
mark on dipstick is reached. Do not
overfill.
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.
PURGE
Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to start position and release
key as soon as engine starts. Do
not run starter continuously for more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the
engine does not start after several
attempts, move throttle control to fast
position, wait a few minutes and try
again. If engine still does not start,
move the throttle control back to the
choke position and retry.
TRANSMISSION
_CAUTION:
Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine
is running.
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the
transmission be purged before operating
tractor for the first time. This procedure will
remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during
shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT: Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor.
1. Place tractor safely on level surface
with engine off and parking brake set.
2. Disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in disengaged position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this
section of manual).
3. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to slow position. Disengage parking brake.
4. Depress forward drive pedal to full
forward position and hold for five (5)
seconds and release pedal. Depress
reverse drive pedal to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds and
release pedal. Repeat this procedure
three (3) times.
NOTE: During this step there will be no
movement of drive wheels. The air is being removed from hydraulic drive system.
5. Shutoff engine and set parking brake.
6. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in engaged position (See
"TO TRANSPORT" in this section of
manual).
7. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to half (1/2) speed.
Disengage parking brake.
8. Drive tractor forward for approximately
five feet then backwards for five feet.
Repeat this driving procedure three
times.
Your transmission is now purged and now
ready for normal operation.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
6. When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and
below)
6. When engine starts, leave throttle
control in choke position until engine
warms up and begins to run roughly.
Once rough running begins, immediately move the throttle control to the
fast position. Engine warm-up may
take from several seconds to several
minutes (the colder the temperature,
the longer the warm-up).
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP
Before driving the unit in cold weather,
the transmission should be warmed up as
follows:
1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
2. Release the parking brake and let
the brake slowly return to operating
position.
3. Allow one minute for transmission to
warm up. This can be done during
the engine warm up period.
• The attachments can also be used during the engine warm-up period after the
transmission has been warmed up.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F)
the carburetor fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance
(see "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
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MOWING
TIPS
MULCHING
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has already been cut.
Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished.
MOWING
TIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always
mulch with your highest engine (blade)
speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon. At this time the grass has
dried, the newly cut area will not be
exposed to direct sunlight.
° For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
off only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy grass, reduce your width of cut on each pass and
mow slowly.
J
Max 1/3
• If grass is extremelytall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet.
Wet grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge
of material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance as well as
the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the attachment being used.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow across (perpendicular) to
the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting and
graining of the lawn.
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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
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,._ _
As COMPLETE
REGULAR
SERVICE
DATES
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T
Check Operator Presence
Interlock Systems
R
Check for Loose
T
Lubrication
0
Sharpen/Replace
Check
Battery Level
Mower
R
and
I[_
Fasteners
I_
1_5
Chart
Clean Battery
I_
Blades
i3
and Terminals
Check Transaxie
Cooling
I_
Check V-Belts
Check Engine
I1_
Oil Level
I_
Change
Engine
Oil (with oil fitter)
E
Change
Engine
Oil (without oil filter)
N
Clean Air
G
Clean Air Screen
_
inspect
E
Replace
Clean
1_2
I_
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Cooling
Fins
Replace
Air Fitter Paper Cartridge
Replace
Fuel Filter
Plug
often
when
2
I_
2
operating
under
I/2
a heavy
in dirty or dusty
3 - Replace
blades more often when mowing
in sandy soil.
4 - Not required
if equipped
with maintenance-f
ree battery.
5 - Tighten
front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs, maximum.
Do not overtighten.
load or
conditions.
RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRICATION
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive
full value from the warranty, operator
must maintain tractor as instructed in this
manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
At least once a season, check to see if
you should make any of the adjustments
described in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
• At least once a year you should replace
the spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE
_
I1_
I = Change more often when Operating
in high ambient
temperatures.
more
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Muffler/SparkArrester
Engine
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Spark
GENERAL
1_,2
Filter
Replace
2 = Service
I_
CHART
(#
Zerk
(#Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
_
,
Spindle
Zerk
:I dbFront Wheel
Zerk
General Purpose Grease
REFER TO Maintenance "ENGINE" SECTION
EACH USE
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the
self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they
must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
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TRACTOR
4. Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft.
Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is heat treated.
If bolt needs replacing, replace only with
approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts.
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See
"TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair
the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless
the brake pedal is fully depressed and
attachement clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE
F, .
Trailing Edge Up
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TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructions supplied with
balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the
bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If
blade is balanced, it should remain in a
horizontal position. If either end of the
blade moves downward, sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
Blade
5/8" Bolt or
Cen_r
REMOVAL
BATTERY
1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.
2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and
flat washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade
with trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
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NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Remove terminal guard.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual).
TRANSAXLE COOLING
The transmission fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission
while engine is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent possible damage
to seals, do not use high pressure water or
steam to clean transaxle.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades
are intact and clean.
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent
damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to
clean cooling fins.
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
SAE
TEMP
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-20,
-10
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TEMPERATURE
r
20
0
,
40
10
RANGE ANTiCiPATED
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60
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80
BEFORE
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100 =F
NEXT OIL CHANGE
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Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor
is not used for 50 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
Oil Drain Valve
Closed and
Locked
Drain
Tube
Position I_
Yellow
Cap
_
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace the
cap onto the end of the drain valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual.
8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Insert dipstick into
the tube and rest the oil fill cap on the
tube. Do not thread the cap onto the
tube when taking reading.
Keep oil
at "FULl" line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID
The transaxle was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance is not required for
the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact
a Sears or other qualified service center.
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF-SJ. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperatu re.
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ENGINE OIL FILTER
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
Foam
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions.
1. Loosen knobs and remove cover.
Air Cleaner
Base
TO
2.
3.
4.
SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
Remove foam pre-cleaner from cover.
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow it
to dry.
5. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING
AREAS
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean
at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and
external surfaces as necessary. Make sure
the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
NOTE: Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due to
overheating.
MUFFLER
TO SERVICE PAPER CARTRIDGE
• Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged cartridge. Handle new cartridge carefully;
do not use if the rubber seal is damaged.
NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge
or use pressurized air, as this will damage
the cartridge.
1. Carefully remove cartridge and grid to
prevent debris from entering carburetor. Clean base carefully to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
2. Separate the grid from paper cartridge
and gently tap pleated side of cartridge
to dislodge dirt. Never try to brush off
dirt; brushing will force dirt into the
fibers of the paper element.
3. Install the grid over the paper cartridge,
then install the assembly into the air
cleaner base. The grid must be placed
between the foam pre-cleaner and
the paper cartridge to prevent oil from
transferring to the paper element.
4. Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and
oiled) into the cover.
5. Reinstall air cleaner cover and secure
by tightening knobs.
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning
of each mowing season or after every
100 hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
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IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
CLEANING
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine or transmission will shorten the
useful life of your tractor. Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass,
leaves and trash from tractor and mower.
Clam
Fuel Filter
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_WARNING:
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY
SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1. Depress brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
2. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
3. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.
4. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
5. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
6. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
8. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in frame.
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spring, and
remove clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
Small Retainer Spring
Clutch
Small Retainer
Clutch
Pulley
Retainer
Anti-Sway
Bar
\
(Both Sides)
:)eflector
Housing
Guide
Large Retainer
Spring
Bracket
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\
\
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay level
side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front and
behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2"
lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links. Tighten
nut "E" on both front links an equal
number of turns.The two front links must
remain equal in length.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
TO INSTALL MOWER
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Connect front links to mower deck and
secure with retainer springs.
5. Connect suspension arms to rear
deck brackets and secure with retainer
springs.
6. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket and secure with retainer spring.
7. Push clutch cable housing guide into
bracket, slide collar onto guide and
secure with large retainer spring.
8. Place flat washer and clutch spring on
idler pulley bolt and secure with small
retainer spring.
9. Install belt onto engine pulley.
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual).
If tires are over or underinflated,
you will not properly adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground. Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottom edge
of mower to _
___
_
gr°und'-..4
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
Bottom edge of
mower to ground
_
/
_ -TGround Line_
y
-_ _A
_t"E"
NL
Arm
Lift Link
Adjustment Nut
Trunnion
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Front Links
TO REPLACE
BELT
MOWER
BLADE
TO ADJUST BRAKE
1. Depress brake pedal all the way down
and engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-3/4", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-3/4". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. Engage transmission by placing
freewheel control in '"transmission
engaged" position.
5. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust
if necessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than five (5) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
DRIVE
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION
-
1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys
and idler pulleys
2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower"
in this section of this manual).
With parking brake "Engaged"
Mandrel
Nut
Jam Nut
.Operating
Arm
Pulley
TO CHECK AND ADJUST
Do not touch this nut. If further brake
adjustment is necessary contact a Sears or
other qualified service center.
BRAKE
TO REPLACE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted.
TO CHECK BRAKE
MOTION
DRIVE
BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt
and position of all belt guides and keepers.
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
3. Remove belt downward from around
engine pulley.
4. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission input pulley and over
cooling fan blades.
5. Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
2. Disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in "transmission disengaged" position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so
it is held in the disengaged position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
be replaced.
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BELT INSTALLATION 1. Carefully work new belt down around
transmission cooling fan and onto the
input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
around the top groove of engine pulley.
4. Install belt through stationary idler and
clutching idler.
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
6. Install mower 'See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in thi section of manual).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves
in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square
key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washers
Retaining
Ring
Engine Pulley-
Axle
Cover
Clutching Idler /
Stationary Idler-"
I
Square Key
--_
(Rear Wheel Only)
Center Spa_
Keeper J
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY
Transmission
Input Pulley --------
_WARNING:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of
this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/
REPLACEMENT
Should your transmission require removal
for service or replacement, it should be
purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this
manual.
TO ADJUST
MENT
STEERING
WHEEL
ALIGN-
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars
horizontal. Tighten securely.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact a Sears or other qualified
service center.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect one end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery(A-B), taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE
ORDER -
CABLES,
REVERSE
1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
then from the fully charged battery.
1. Block up axle securely.
2. RED cable last from both batteries.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheels have a square key - Do not
lose).
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INTERLOCKS
Weak or Dead
Battery
REPLACING
Fully Charged
Battery
BATTERY
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4. When replacing hood, be sure to
reconnect the headlight wire connector.
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ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road
engine repair establishment or individual.
Warranty repairs must be performed by an
authorized engine manufacturer's service
outlet.
CARBURETOR
Keps, Nut
Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your
engine does not operate properly due to
suspected carburetor problems, take your
tractor to a Sears or other qualified service
center for repair and/or adjustment.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the
engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center,, which has proper equipment
and experience to make any necessary
adjustments.
Terminal ,,'" _
_er_r _"
J_Positive(Red)
"_'_" _
TO REPLACE
_"
HEADLIGHT
Ho°d
light Wire
nector
Hex Bolt
:_ _
RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause
your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
A(_WARNING:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands,
rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift hood to raised position.
2. Remove terminal guard.
3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
4. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
5. Reinstall terminal guard.
6. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely
8. Close terminal access doors.
9. Close hood.
Door-
AND
N_a_:vee (B,ack,
BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
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Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.
_,WARNING:
Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in
storage.
• Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio
found on stabilizer container. Run engine
at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer
to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not empty the gas tank and
carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for a
period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove
all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Turn ignition key to "START' position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation to
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE" in
Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes before
attempting to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment.
Hard to start
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Carburetor out of adjustment.
Engine will not
turn over
Brake pedal not depressed.
Attachment clutch is engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
Depress brake pedal.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignitionswitch.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Engine clicks but
will not start
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Loss of power
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
4. Dirty air filter.
5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
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Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
1. Raise cutting height/reduce
speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace air filter.
5. Check oil level/change oil.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
CAUSE
PROBLEM
I CORRECTION
6. Faulty spark plug.
Loss of power
(continued)
7. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
9. Water in fuel.
10.Spark plug wire loose.
11. Dirty engine air screen/fins.
12. Dirty/clogged muffler.
13. Loose or damaged wiring.
14. Carburetor out of adjustment
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged
part(s).
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with
attachment
clutch engaged
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
Poor cut - uneven
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Mower deck not level.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves, and
trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel.
5. Clogged mower deck vent
from build-up of grass, leaves,
and trash around mandrels.
Mower blades
not rotate
Poor grass
discharge
will
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower drive
belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
1. Engine speed too slow.
2. Travel speed too fast.
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6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
9. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
10. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11. Clean engine air screen/fins.
12. Clean/replace muffler.
13.Check all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
15. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace
bolt.
2. Contact
qualified
3. Tighten
Replace
blade. Tighten blade
a Sears or other
service center.
loose part(s).
damaged parts.
Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not corrected,
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
1. Remove obstruction.
2. Replace mower drive belt.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST' position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Poor grass
discharge
(continued)
CAUSE
CORRECTION
3. Wet grass.
4. Mower deck not level.
5. Low/uneven tire air pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
7. Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
9. Blades improperly installed.
10. Improper blades used.
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Battery
charge
Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
will not
Switch is "OFF'.
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
.
.
Loss of drive
.
.
.
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
.
Freewheel control in
"disengaged" position.
Motion drive belt worn,
damaged, or broken.
Air trapped in transmission
during shipment or servicing.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
housing.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10. Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
11. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connections.
3. Replace regulator.
4. Replace
alternator.
1. Place freewheel control in
"engaged" position.
2. Replace motion drive belt.
3. Purge transmission.
Engine throttle control not set 1. Move throttle control to
at "SLOW" position for 30
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
30 seconds before stopping
engine.
stopping engine.
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273500
SCHEMATIC
BATTERY
RED
FUSE
(OPTIONAL)
STARTER
I
BLACK
I
•
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AMMETER
I
SOLENOID
L
CLUTCH/DRAKE
(PEDAL
UP)
J
WHITE
SEAT SWITCH
IGNITION
SWITCH
WHETE
I
i
1
I
I
i
I
F
B_CK
I
B_CK
G OU
G
I
A
(OPTIONAL)
BLACK
I
I
I
I
FUEL
IGNITION
UNIT
J
SPARK
PLUG
GAP
F
12 PLUGS ON
TWI_ CYL. ENGINES)
I
I
CHARGENG SYSTEM OUTPUT
AMp DC @ 36OORPM
J
28 VOLTS AC @ 360O RPM
(REGULATOR DISCONNECTED
FUEL SHUT-OFF
SOLENOID
(IF SO EQUIPPED)
O
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
IGNITION
HEADLIGHTS
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
SWITCH
POSI31ON
CIRCUIT
"MAKE"
OFF
M+G+A1
NONE
_UN/LIGHT
B+A1
A2+L
RUN
B+A1
NONE
START
B + S + A1
NON E
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING,
33
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ELECTRICAL
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- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273500
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
42
45
52
55
144927
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
176138
183759
4152J
186846
175158
73510400
145491
121305X
175566
140403
187576
154336
122822X
141940
17490508
Battery
Bolt, Hex Head 1/4-20 Unc x 3/4
Tray Battery
Bolt Battery 1/4-20 x 7.5
Holddown Battery Front Mount
Nut Push Nylon 1/4"
Switch, Interlock
Harness, Light Socket (Includes 4152J)
Bulb, Light
Cable Battery
Fuse, 20 Amp
Nut Keps Hexl/4-20 Uric
Cable, Ground
Switch, Plunger
Switch, Ignition
Key, Ignition
Harness, Ignition
Cover Terminal
Ammeter Rectangular
Protection Wire Loop
Screw Thdro15/16-18 x1/2
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
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- - MODEL
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917.273500
259
/
260
258
273
_1_66
275
39
17
58
166
31
208
209
2O8
20
219
,145
3
74
14
208
3_
3
chassis-Laser
36
-It.stlt 24
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917.273500
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
13
14
17
18
20
23
26
28
30
31
37
38
39
58
60
64
74
90
142
143
144
145
159
166
206
207
208
209
217
219
258
259
260
263
264
272
273
274
275
--
174619
176554
17060612
155272
168337X013
STD533710
174996
172105X010
17490608
184272X615
184291
180679
124028X
STD541437
184259
179131X615
139976
17490508
175710
174714
187145
72140606
154798
73680600
124346X
175702
154966
175582
156524
179950X428
171875
170165
17670508
17670608
17000612
179132X428
17000512
184264X599
184263X599
184262X428
184265
184266
185922X428
185923X428
184260X428
184261X428
5479J
Chassis Stamping
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Bumper Hood
Plate Mtg Battery / Tank Fuel
Bushing
Nut
Grille Lens Asm
Fend/Ftrest Pnt
Bracket, Fender Support
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18x1/2Tyt
Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Rear
Bracket Pivot
Duct Air Engine
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 Uric x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Uric
Nut Self-Thd Wsh-Hd 1/4
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Jod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Cupholder
Screw 13-16 x 3/4
Bolt Shoulder 5/16 -18 TT
ScrewThdrol
5/16-18x1/2TYTT
ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Console FueIWindow
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Lens RH
Lens LH
Cover Lens
BezeIGrille LH
BezeIGrille RH
Vent Hood Laser LH
Vent Hood Laser RH
Insert Grille LH
Insert Grille RH
Plug, Button
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273500
GROUND DRIVE
57
116
218
223
62
36
• 53
55
22
77
26
K
26
1
241
drive*hydro.stlt
49
38
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273500
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
6
15
16
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
33
17060512
74490544
73800500
STD541437
175036X428
175896
73350600
106888X
19131316
76020412
175765
71673
169592
74760512
72140506
34
35
36
37
38
39
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
64
65
66
70
74
75
76
77
175578
120183X
19211616
1572H
179114
74760648
175556
127783
154407
123205X
72110612
73680600
73680500
105710X
105709X
17060620
140294
169691
17120614
8883R
175410
71170764
10040700
154778
134683
137057
121749X
12000001
123583X
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Hydro gear Model 336-0510
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Bolt Hex Flghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 uric
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins 3/8-16 unc
Knob Control Cruise
Rod, Brake
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 unc
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin Cotter 1/8x 3/4 CAD.
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap Brake Parking
Bracket, Transaxle
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 uric x 3/4
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk
5/16-18 unc x 3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Composite
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 uric x 3
Keeper, Belt Idler Flat
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drw Stl
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 uric
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 unc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x .875
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr.5
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine
Guide Belt Mower Drive RH
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
78
89
90
95
96
116
120
150
151
202
212
214
217
218
219
220
221
222
223
224
225
226
227
228
229
231
232
233
234
235
236
237
238
239
240
241
242
244
250
251
253
254
272
273
274
121748X
174901X428
124346X
180825
4497H
72140608
73900600
175456
19133210
72110614
145212
174735
179433
174713
174839
174711
72140606
73680700
174840
174736
174712
174902
174710
179032
176451
174573
175570
174856
174858
174857
128903
170165
175807
17490508
175610
73930400
74780412
166880
17060612
17060516
179422
178062
17670508
179610
175646
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Console, Shift
Nut
Rod Bypass
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 unc
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Nut HexFlange Lock
LinkTransaxle
Pedal Assy, Reverse, with Pad
Arm Control Pedal Reverse
Bracket Frest Pdl CtrL Hyd
Bracket Mtg. Pedal Control
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 3/4
Nut Crownlock 7/16-14 unc
Washer Nylon 11/16 ID x .060
Pedal Forward
Arm Control Pedal Forward
Bolt Pivot Spacer
Cam Reverse Pedal LT
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18
Washer Serrated 5/16 x .75
Strap Torque
Actuator Cruise Disengage
Pawl Control Cruise
Lever Control Cruise
Sector Control Cruise
Bolt Shoulder 3/8-16
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18
Arm Mtg. Cruise Sector
Screw Thdrol 5/16 x 1/2
Spring Return Cruise Control
Nut Centerlock 1/4-20 unc
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20 unc x 3/4
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8Yellow
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
Washer .3125 x .615 x 16 Ga.
Clip Retainer
Screw, 5/16-18 x 1/2 TT
Pad, Reverse Pedal
Cover Pedal Forward
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273500
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68
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35
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TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273500
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
12
13
15
17
29
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
51
54
65
67
68
71
82
87
88
91
159944X428
184706
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
12000029
175121
STD551137
73940800
136518
145212
180641
17060612
171888
19111216
10040500
73540500
155099
152927
159946X428
19182411
STD541537
159945
145054x428
121749X
180640
184946X505
73540400
71130420
160367
72140618
169827
175146
169835
173966
175118
175553
Steering Wheel
Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, LH.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Ring, Klip
Draglink
Washer, Lock
Nut Hex Jam Teplock 1/2-20 Unf
Spacer Brg Axle Front
Nut, Hexflange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Red, Tie
Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga
Washer Lock 5/16
Crownlock Nut 5/16-24 Unf
Bushing, Steering
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 9/16 x 1-1/2 11 Ga.
Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 Unf
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Extension Shaft Steering
Cap, Spindle
Nut Crownlock 1/4-28
Belt Hex 1/4-28 Unf x 1-1/4 Gr. 8
Spacer Brace Axle
Belt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Steering Asm
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Washer .781 x 1-1/2 x .14
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20
Clip Steering
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273500
ENGINE
3
2
14
38
13
10
_26
_115
32
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4
k
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
engine-Honda
42
2cyl 13
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273500
ENGINE
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
1
2
3
170546
17720408
4
5
6
8
10
13
14
16
17
23
25
26
29
31
32
33
37
38
45
105
115
149723
175484
175485
171877
146629
148456
STD551237
17120616
169837
145996
73920600
137180
179022
179124X428
123487X
8543R
181654
17000612
17120616
DESCRIPTION
Control, Throttle
Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutting 1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine, (See Breakdown) Honda
Model No. GXV 530-EXA1
Muffler
Tube Exhaust LH
Tube Exhaust RH
Belt 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4
Shield Heat Muffler
Gasket (Order from engine manufactuer)
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Washer
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
Shield Brn/Dbr Guard
Control Choke
Nut Keps 3/8-24
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Fuel
Clamp, Hose
Line, Fuel
Plug, Drain Oil Easy
Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Exhaust (Order from engine manufactuer)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273500
SEAT ASSEMBLY
18
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116
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12
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Seat
Bracket, Pivot, Fender
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga.
Clip, Push-In Hinged
Nut
Spring, Seat
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14Ga.
Pan, Seat
Knob Seat
Bracket, Switch Mounting
180597
180166
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
180186
166369
121246X
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
13
121248X
14
72050412
15
134300
16
121250X
17
123976X
18
124238X
21
171852
22
STD541431
24
19171912
NOTE: All component
1 inch = 25.4 mm
44
DESCRIPTION
Bushing, Snap
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer, Split .28 x .88
Spring
Locknut, Flange 1/4 Grade 5
Cap Spring
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc
Nut
Washer 17/32x1-3/16x12Ga.
dimensions given in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273500
DECALS
18
13
7
9
10
16
20
11
8
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
177955
186741
186366
186452
133644
186367
172331
186572
156439
179128
146046
186478
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
WHEELS
Oper. Instr.
HP Engine
Hood
Hood Replacement
Customer Maintenance
Hood Side
Deck
Fender, Craftsman
Fender Danger
Deck "B" 42*
V-Belt Drive Schematic
Lower Dash
& TIRES
4,t0
11
45
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
14
16
18
20
- - - - - - -
160396
138047
184065
149516
138311
174998X428
175542X428
169210
186758
186759
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal, Battery Diehard
Decal, Steering
Decal, Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Decal, Lift Handle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Decal By Pass LT Hydro
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
59192
65139
177750
59904
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
5
106732X624
Rim, Front
6
278H
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel
Only)
7
9040H
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
8
106108X624
Rim, Rear
9
177751
Tire, Rear
10
7152J
Tube, Rear Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
11
104757X428
Cap, Axle
-144334
Sealant, Tire 10 oz.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
I inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273500
LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
5
3
4
6
6
5
4
13
19
13
20
20
20
19
15
32
46
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273500
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
1
159460
2
159471
3
105767X
4
12000002
5
19211621
6
120183X
7
125631X
8
122365X
11
139865
12
139866
13
STD624008
15
173288
16
73350800
17
175689
18
73800800
19
139868
20
163552
31
169865
32
73540600
36
155097
37
123935X
38
17060516
40
19112410
41
155098
NOTE: All component
1 inch = 25.4 mm
DESCRIPTION
Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly
Shaft Assembly, Lift
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer 21/32xl
x21 Ga.
Bearing, Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Button, Plunger, Red
Link, Lift, L.H.
Link, Lift, R.H.
Retainer Spring
Link, Front
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 Uric
Trunnion
Locknut, Hex, with Washer Insert 1/2-13 Uric
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt, Lift
Nut, Crewnlock 3/8-24
Pointer Height Indicator
Plug Hole
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 10 Ga.
Indicator Height
dimensions given in U.S. inches
47
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273500
MOWER DECK
68
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157
_../....67
36
156
144
t43
15
J37
/145
J
t84
t48
106 _
t02
103 t05
33
136_
t19
119
117
t16
18
28
29 _
5
27
t8
6
13_
t9
t0_
9--
42 Dman-t-path
48
stlt 4.
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273500
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
1
2
182032
STD533107
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
138017
165460
STD624008
178024
850857
STD551137
140296
11
134149
--
139775
--
138971
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
52
53
54
55
56
137645
128774
110485X
174493
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
177563
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
173984
129963
153535
178342
STD533717
131494
STD551037
STD541437
140O88
STD624003
137729
133944
139888
184907
178515
155046
165723
DESCRIPTION
Deck Asm MWR 42"weldment
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-18 Unc x
3/4
Bracket Asm Fr Sway Bar 38/42
Bracket Asm Deck 42"sway Bar
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt 3/8- 24 x 1.25 Gr 8
Washer Lock Hvy 3/8
Washer Hard Blade Mower
Vented
(The following blades are available)
Blade, 42" Mulching
(For mulching mowers only)
Blade, 42" Mulching Premium
(For befter wear when mulching)
Blade, 42" Hi-Lift
(For bagging or dischagring)
Shaft Asm W/lower Bearing
Housing Mandrel Vented
Bearing Ball Mandrel
Stripper Mower Vented
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder
BaffleVortex 42
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc
Bracket Deflector Mower 42"
Cap Sleeve 80x 112 BIk Mower
Spring Torsion Deflector 2 52
Nut Push Phos & Oil
Shield Deflector Mower 42" BIk
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga
Rod Hinge 42"6 75 Wig
Screw Thd Rolling Washer Head
Washer Spacer Mower Vented
Pulley Mandrel 42"
Nut 9/16 Toplock Flng Oil Dip
Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16 Uric x 1-3/4 Gr5
Pulley Idler Flat 3 060
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16
NutCrownlock 3/8-16 Uric
Guard Mandrel LH Black
Spring Retainer 1" Zinc/cad
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8 T
Washer Hardened Smaller
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc BIkz
Arm Asm Pad Brake
Washer Hardened
Arm Idler 42"mower LT/YT
Spacer Retainer Mower
49
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
59
67
68
92
101
102
103
104
141043
184939
144959
STD541437
136420
71081010
19061216
10071000
DESCRIPTION
Guard TUV Idler
Knob Rd 3/8-16 PlstcThds BIk
V-Belt Mower 42"
Nut Lock 3/8-16
Cover Mulching
Washer Lock #10
Washer #10
Screw Pan Head Phillip
10-24 x 5/8
105
160793
Latch Asm.
106 2029J
Nut Weld
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
113
17060512
Bolt Shoulder 3/8-16 x 3-5/8
116
184219
117
174873
Wheel Gauge
Nut Centerlock 3/8-16
118 73930600
Washer 3/8 x 7/8
119
19121414
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
129
19131312
130 STD523710
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5
Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 1
131 STD533710
Pin Head Rivet
134
156941
Bracket Asm Whl Ga. Rear LH
135
159765
136
155986
Bar Adjusting Guage Wheel
Bracket Asm Whl Ga. Rear RH
138
159763
Bracket Asm Whl Ga. Front RH
139
159767
140
159768
Bracket Asm Whl Ga. Front LH
142
165890
Arm Spring Brake Mower
143
157109
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
144
158634
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Idler
145
165888
Pulley Idler Flat
146
171977
Bolt Carriage Idler
147
131335
Spring Extension
148
169022
Spring Return Idler
149
169898
Retainer Spring Yellow
150
19091216
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch Cable
151
169670
152
169676
Clutch Cable 42"
153
169674
Washer Flat 3/8" Type B
154
169675
Spring Retainer
155
169671
Spring Retention Lvr CItch Cab
156
169672
Spacer Clutch Cable
157
169669
Rod Clutch Cable 3/8"
158
17720408
Screw H ex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
159 72140614
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Unc x 1-3/4
184
19131410
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga
- 130794
Mandrel Asm Service (Includes
Housing, Shaft and Shaft Hardware Only-Pulley Not Included)
- 186917
Replacement Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck-Order separately
guage wheel and mulching cover
components Key Nos. 5, 116
- 119, 134, 136, and 101 - 106.)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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128
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88
123
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CI--
NZ
mc
19
mN
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'M
_108
6-Sealant (Joint d' etancheite)
57-20W50 Oil - 78.80Z (OZ de 78.820 d' Huile)
127 - Seal and O-ring Kit (Phoque 0 Sonne Jeu)
TRACTOR
. - MODEL NUMBER
917.273500
HYDRO GEARTRANSAXLE
-. MODEL NUMBER 336-0510
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
170351
170352
170353
170354
169896
170355
170356
170357
170358
170359
170360
169870
170361
169869
16
170362
17
18
19
23
24
27
28
29
30
31
170363
178781
150771
170365
170366
170367
170366
170369
170370
170371
32
170389
33
142991
34
35
36
37
36
39
40
41
42
43
44
170390
170391
170392
150792
150793
150809
170393
170394
170395
170396
150797
45
46
47
48
49
5O
51
52
170397
170398
170399
170400
170401
170402
170403
170404
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
6O
61
62
63
170405
170406
142977
142978
150798
170407
170408
142883
142882
142887
170410
64
65
66
67
142892
170411
170412
170413
DESCRIPTION
Main Housing, Assembly
Side Housing, Assembly
Center Section, Assembly
Swashplate, Trunion Machined
Block - Assembly
Sealant 10.50z
Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25
Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End
Shaft, Input
Ring - Retaining
Spacer
Ring - Retaining
Seal, Lip .67 X 1.56 X .276
Sail Brg 17mm Id X 40mm Od X
12mm
Hex Flange Head Screw 5/1624X0.75
Lip Seal 16 X 32 X 7
Arm, Control
Searing, 30x52x13 Thrust
Check Plug Assembly, Washer
Shaft, Motor
Gear - Pinion_ 13t
10t/48t Gear
Gear, 10t Jackshaft
60t Bull Gear
Sleeve Searing .75 X 1.575 X
.625
SleeveBeadng(Outb_ard)
.75xl .750x.625
Washer, 3/4 Id X 1-1/20d X .13
Th k
Lip Seal Axle Seal
Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key,R.H.)
Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key,LH.)
Miter Gear (Splined)
Miter Gear 15t (0.5 Id)
Shaft
Ring, Spiral Retaining
Pin, Jackshaft
Magnet, Ring
Spring, Bypass
Hydro Mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5
Long
Filter
Base, Filter
Actuator, Bypass
Rod, Bypass Actuator
Arm, Bypass
Retaining Ring .250 External
Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250Tc
Flat Washer, 5/8 Id X 1.00d X
.05 Thk
Retaining Ring
Bearing, Center Block
Spdng - Helical Compression
Washer
20w-50 Oil
Brake Yoke
Rotor, Brake
Brake Puck
Puck Plate
Brake Actuating Pin
Hfhcs 1/4-20x2W/
Patch,SpecialFlange
Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch
Spacer
Spdng, Brake Arm Bias
Sq. Hd. Bolt 5/16-24-Ribbed
51
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
68
69
70
71
178782
170415
170416
170417
72
73
74
75
170418
142884
170419
170420
76
77
78
79
80
170421
170422
142969
142980
150778
81
82
170423
170424
83
84
85
87
88
90
93
94
95
161168
170425
170426
142917
170429
170430
170431
178783
178784
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
107
108
178786
178787
178789
178792
178793
178794
178795
178796
170432
170433
109
111
113
114
116
117
119
120
121
170434
170435
170437
178797
170438
178799
170439
170440
170441
122
123
124
170442
178800
170444
125
126
127
128
130
131
132
133
134
900
170445
170446
170447
173165
178802
178603
178804
184227
178808
173639
DESCRIPTION
Arm, Brake
Slotted Hex Nut 5/16-24
Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4
Compression Spring Brake AntiDrag
Washer, Ht .5 I.D. X 10.D. X .032
Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/80.D
Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25
Check Plug Assembly, .027,
Washer
Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack
Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975
Spring, Helical Comp
Spacer
Hex Look Nut 5/16-24Unjf(Nylon
Insert)
Wedge, Friction Pack
Clip, Washer .316xl .50x.1046
(Plated)
Pin, Standard Headless
Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32Tube
Hose, Expansion Tank
Cap - Poppet Valve
Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2
Puck, Inner Wedge
Spring Clip - Housing Thrust
Bearing, Ball
Screw, Socket Head Cap 5/1624X1-1/2
Spacer, Locating
Screw, SFHCS 5/16-18 X1
Arm Return
Puck, Adjusting
Washer, .24 ID X 1.60 OD X .239
Spring, Extension
Spacer .260 tD X .560 OD X .870
Bracket, Torque
Deflector
Washer, Motor Shaft
.71idx1.15odx.030thk
Plug, Sae #6
O-Ring .07 X .301 I.D.
Bracket, Support Expansion Tank
Spring
Silicon Sponge
Pin, Spring
Fan, 7 In.
Pulley
Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon
Insert)
Washer, Belleville
Belt Keeper
Center Section-Filter-Bypass Assembly
Filter Assembly
Fan - Pulley Service Assembly
Seal - O-Ring Kit
Kit, Expansion Tank
Stud Ball
Bracket, Cruise Damper
Hex Nut 5/16-18 NC
Damper
Washer, Helical Spring Lock 5/16
Transaxle Complete
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.273500
HONDA ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER GXV530,TYPE NUMBER EXA1
CONTROL
l
FAN
COVER
I
CAMSHAFT
]
STARTER
CARBURETOR_-
52
l
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.273500
HONDA ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER GXV530,TYPE NUMBER EXA1
CYLMNDER
HEAD
]
OIL PAN
PISTON
CRANKSHAFT
I
/'\
I IGNITiON
1°
_12
53
CONNECTING
ROD
TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER
917.273500
HONDA ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER GXV530,TYPE
NUMBER EXA1
EXHAUST
FUELPUMP
PIPE i
i
CRANKCASE
[
2O
54
l
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.273500
HONDA ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER GXV530, TYPE NUMBER EXA1
CONTROL
CARBURETOR
KEY
NO.
PART NO
DESCRIPTION
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
14
6605034
6605042
6605067
6605125
6605133
6605141
6605158
6605166
6605174
6605182
0800466
0636431
15
16
17
18
19
0928051
6607147
4755427
0145557
2410876
ROD, JOINT
SPRING, CHOKE RETURN
CONTROL ASSY. (2-LEVER)
SPRING, STARTER
FORK, GOVERNOR
ARM, GOVERNOR
ROD, GOVERNOR
SPRING, GOVERNOR
LINK, GOVERNOR
ROD, GOVERNOR LINK
HOLDER, CABLE.
SPRING, CONTROL ADJUSTING1
BOLT, FLANGE (5X10)
BOLT, FLANGE (6MM) (CT200)
SCREW, RECESSED (5X25).
SCREW, PAN (5X16)
BOLT, FLANGE (6X10)
KEY
NO.
PART NO
DESCRIPTION
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
6604847
6604854
6604862
6604888
6604896
6604904
6662423
6604979
6604987
6604995
6605000
6605018
6605026
6605273
1965425
0250647
0315705
4750725
20
4983714
6607261
6607279
6607287
6607279
6607287
6607295
6607311
GASKET SET
VALVE, FLOAT
FLOAT SET
CHAMBER SET, FLOAT
SCREW SET
SCREW SET, DRAIN
CARBURETOR ASS"(.
COVER SET, AIR VENT
CAP
GASKET
VALVE ASSY., SOLENOID
INSULATOR, CARBURETOR
GASKET, INSULATOR.
GASKET, AIR CLEANER
CLIP, WIRE HARNESS
CLIP, TUBE (B8)
CLIP, TUBE (B6.5)
BULK HOSE, VINYL
(4X7X8000) (4X7X300)
BULK HOSE, VACUUM
(4.5X1000)(4.5X400)
JET, MAIN (#82.5)
JET, MAIN (#85).
JET, MAIN (#87.5)
JET, MAIN (#85).
JET, MAIN (#87.5)
JET, MAIN (#90).
JET, PILOT (#37.5).
FAN COVER
KEY
NO.
PART NO
DESCRIPTION
21
1
2
3
4
5
6605208
6605257
6605265
6605273
6605281
-22
6
7
8
9
10
14
16
17
18
19
6605299
6224752
6605307
7088206
6605471
6662381
6607121
5889365
0803619
6607154
20
6607162
21
22
24
26
27
6478812
6607212
O629824
2105799
2533883
STAY, FUEL PUMP
ELEMENT, AIR CLEANER
FILTER (OUTER)
GASKET, AIR CLEANER
SEAL, AIR CLEANER HOUSING
COVER, AIR CLEANER
COLLAR A, AIR CLEANER
ELBOW, AIR CLEANER
COVER, FAN *NHI* (BLACK)
PLATE, SIDE
GRID, SCREEN *NHI* (BLACK)
BOLT, AIR CLEANER (6MM)
BOLT, FLANGE (6X14) (CT200)
BOLT, FLANGE (6X14)
BOLT, L. STUD (IGNITION
COIL)
BOLT, R. STUD (IGNITION
COIL)
NUT, FLANGE (6MM).
SCREW, TAPPING (4X30) (P0)
WASHER, PLAIN (6MM)
BOLT, FLANGE (6X12)
BOLT, FLANGE (6X100)
23
STARTER MOTOR
CAMSHAFT
KEY
NO.
PART NO
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
6604714
5580063
6604722
6604730
6604748
6604755
6604763
6604771
1426972
1426980
0294819
0004598
6315873
PULLEY, CAMSHAFT
SHAFT, CAM PULLEY
BELT, TIMING (97HU8 G-200)
ARM, IN. VALVE ROCKER
ARM, EX. VALVE ROCKER
SHAFT, ROCKER ARM
VALVE, IN.
VALVE, EX.
SPRING, VALVE.
RETAINER, IN. VALVE SPRING
SCREW, TAPPET ADJ.
NUT, TAPPET ADJ.
O-RING (6.8X1.9).
KEY
NO.
PART NO
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
3508322
4840666
6605596
4840831
3508405
6605604
6605612
5267588
3508413
3620366
3508439
3508454
6605620
4840898
6605638
3508470
0839688
3508496
3508504
2756310
RING, SNAP (DENSO).
COLLAR SET, CLUTCH STOP
MOTOR ASSY., STARTER
LEVER, PINION DRIVE
SWITCH ASS"(., MAGNETIC
CLUTCH, OVERRUNNING
HOUSING, DRIVE SIDE.
BEARING A
BEARING B
BRUSH.
SPRING, BRUSH
BOLT, THROUGH
ARMATURE
YOKE
FRAME, COMMUTATOR END
NUT, HEX. (8MM)
NUT, FLANGE (5MM)
HOLDER, BRUSH
INSULATOR, BRUSH HOLDER
BOLT, FLANGE (10X40)
FLYWHEEL
55
KEY
NO.
PART NO
DESCRIPTION
1
2
6605430
6605448
4
5
6605588
6607139
FAN, COOLING
PLATE, COOLING FAN SETTING1
FLYWHEEL (6P).
BOLT, FLANGE (16X35)
TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER
917.273500
HONDA ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER GXV530, TYPE NUMBER EXA1
PISTON
CYLINDER HEAD
KEY
NO.
PART NO
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
14
--
6684989
0688887
6604524
6605232
6605240
6605489
0636845
2488187
0866103
6607170
2401222
1521756
1521764
---
1672443
1672450
CYLINDER
SEAL, VALVE STEM
COVER, HEAD
MANIFOLD, IN
GASKET, IN. MANIFOLD
SHROUD
BOLT, FLANGE (6X12) (CT200)
BOLT, FLANGE (6X45)
BOLT, STUD (6X28)
NUT, FLANGE (8MM)
BOLT, FLANGE (6X30)
SPARK PLUG (BPR4ES) (NGK)
SPARK PLUG (W14EPR-U)
(DENSO).
SPARK PLUG (BPR5ES) (NGK)
SPARK PLUG (W16EPR-U)
(DENSO)
PART NO
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
6853386
6853428
6853469
4497947
6605075
6605083
6605091
8
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
19
20
21
24
25
26
27
28
2025971
6605117
0465591
2456697
6607196
1775170
6698815
0345900
0069310
2401222
2105823
2298404
6853436
6853444
6853451
6698823
2105799
PAN ASSY., OIL
PUMP ASSY., OIL
CAP ASSY., DRAIN
GASKET, OIL FILLER CAP
GOVERNOR ASSY.
WEIGHT, GOVERNOR
HOLDER, GOVERNOR
WEIGHT
PIN, GOVERNOR WEIGHT
SLIDER, GOVERNOR
WASHER (6X16)
CLIP, GOVERNOR HOLDER
OIL SEAL (31X50X8)
OIL SEAL (10X16X4.5)
O-RING (7.5X2.3)
WASHER, PLAIN (6MM)
PIN A, DOWEL (8X14)
BOLT, FLANGE (6X30)
BOLT, FLANGE (6X22)
BOLT, FLANGE (8X40)
PIPE, OIL PUMP
PIPE, OIL SUPPLY
HOLDER, OIL PIPE
O-RING (5.8X2)
BOLT, FLANGE (6x12)
PART NO
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
6853410
6607188
2027159
CRANKSHAFT
WASHER, THRUST
KE_ SPECIALWOODRUFF
(25X18)
KEY
NO.
PART NO
DESCRIPTION
1
6695571
-2
3
4
5
6656425
6604672
6223994
6853402
6226963
6
2539120
RING SET, PISTON (STD) (NIPPON)
RING SET, PISTON
PISTON (STD)
PIN, PISTON
ROD ASSY., CONNECTING
BOLT, CONNECTING ROD
(6X37)
CLIP, PISTON PIN (18MM)
KEY
NO.
PART NO
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
-6
6605547
6605554
6605562
7246903
6605695
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
6605703
3687019
0636845
2105849
2488187
2105856
0812834
1640424
16
3191921
COIL ASSY, IGNITION (#1)
COLLAR, IGNITION COIL
COIL ASSY., IGNITION (#2)
COIL ASSY., IGNITION (#2)
COIL ASSY., CHARGE (12V12A)
DIODE ASSY., ENGINE STOP
CLAMP, CENTER CORD
BOLT, FLANGE (6X12) (CT200)
BOLT, FLANGE (6X28)
BOLT, FLANGE (6X45)
BOLT, FLANGE (6X32)
WASHER, TANK SETTING
CLIP, WIRE HARNESS (6MM)
(WHITE)
CLIP, WIRE HARNESS
REGULATOR RECTIFIER " SUB WIRE HARNESS
CRANKSHAFT
KEY
NO.
ROD
IGNITION COIL
OIL PAN
KEY
NO.
CONNECTING
56
KEY
NO.
PART NO
DESCRIPTION
6
7
6605745
6853568
8
9
10
11
12
6853576
2557312
0636845
0803619
1685536
13
14
15
4618690
2581353
2105815
SUB-WIRE HARNESS ASSY.
RECTIFIER ASSY., REGULATOR
BRACKET, REGULATOR
BASE, CLIP
BOLT, FLANGE (6X12) (CT200)
BOLT, FLANGE (6X14)
STRAP, CABLE (105MM) *NHI*
(BLACK)
TUBE, WIRE
BOLT, FLANGE (6X8)
BOLT, FLANGE (6X20)
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.273500
HONDA ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER GXV530,TYPE NUMBER EXA1
EXHAUST PIPE
KEY
NO.
PART NO
DESCRIPTION
2
3
6605398
0471623
GASKET, EX. PIPE
NUT, FLANGE (6MM)
FUEL PUMP
KEY
NO.
PART NO
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
5611298
6605216
4432233
1226299
2449593
6
2449593
7
0250985
PUMP ASSY., FUEL
TUBE, DIAPHRAGM
FILTER, FUEL
SCREW-WASHER (5X16)
BULK HOSE, FUEL (5.5X8000)
(5.5X100)
BULK HOSE, FUEL (5.5X8000)
(5.5X350)
CLIP, TUBE (BIO)
CRANKCASE
KEY
NO.
PART NO
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
18
19
17
20
6853311
6604540
6604557
2515195
6604565
6388482
6604805
6853477
6604821
0928051
2488187
3509528
0748111
2108595
2280006
3141769
6698807
1169275
0997320
0069310
CRANKCASE ASSY.
COVER, BREATHER 1
GASKET, BREATHER COVER
PLATE, VALVE
STOPPER, VALVE
FILTER, OIL
EXTENSION, OIL FILLER
DIPSTICK, OIL
TUBE, BREATHER
BOLT, FLANGE (5X10)
BOLT, FLANGE (6X45)
HOLDER, OIL FILTER
BOLT, FLANGE (6X25)
OIL SEAL (35X52X8)
O-RING (22.5X2.2)
BOLT 2, STUD (8X28)
SWITCH ASM-OtL PRESSURE
BOLT
BEARING, RADIAL BALL (6207)
PIN A, DOWEL (8X14)
LABELS
KEY
NO.
PART NO
DESCRIPTION
3
6607097
5
8
6607105
6853766
MARK, OPERATOR CAUTION
(EC)
MARK, HONDA
MARK, EMBLEM (GXV530)
57
58
SUGGESTED
GUIDE
FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
ONLY RIDE UP AND
NOT ACROSS HILL
u_
15 DEGREES
_
DOWN
FOR SAFE
HILL,
MAX,
down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
ARNING:
To avoid
serious
tractorto up
and
slopes
greater
than 15
degrees.injury,
Makeoperate
turns your
gradually
prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution when
changing
direction
on slopes.
1. Fold this page along dotted line indicated above.
2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically
parallel to a tree
trunk or other upright structure.
3. Sight across the fold in the direction
of hill slope you want to measure.
4. Compare
the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill.
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